Isn't this a hate crime?

August 28, 2013 

This letter concerns the newspaper and TV coverage of the Chris Lane murder in Oklahoma by two black men and one white man. This man was 23 years old when he was murdered, but all I see are pictures of him in the newspaper and TV at age 23. Why don't I see pictures of him when he was 11 or 12 years old in his Little League baseball uniform? The media showed Trayvon Martin when he was much younger; why aren't the same age pictures shown for Lane?

Why isn't this being pursued as a hate crime?

Also, still no response from white politicians or white preachers; I wonder why?

Harry Thurau

Glen Carbon